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To post local events in the Connection, mail 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at burke@connectionnewspapers.com or fax 703-917-0991. Deadline is the Thursday before the week of the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6459.

Thursday/Nov. 2

Book Discussion. "Song of the Cuckoo Bird" by Amulya Malladi 12:15 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Reiki Discussion. A master explains this Japanese form of relaxation 7:30 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. 703-339-7385.

What's New in Picture Books. Program for daycare providers 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Friday/Nov. 3

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Sponsored by Friends of Pohick Library. 703-644-7333.

Nature Night Hike. Meet at the park office and try to encounter some forest "nightlife" on a hike 7:30-9 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Dress for the weather, adults should bring a flashlight. Ages 7 and up. $5/adult, $3/children under 16. 703-569-0285. Refunds only if hike is canceled.

The Art of Foodways. Gunston Hall presents an immersion weekend for hearth cooking 1-8 p.m. at the plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Work beside Gunston Hall’s historic foodways experts and master the techniques of 18th-century hearth cooking. $275, includes Friday evening and Saturday midday meals, all materials, and a historic foodways resource packet. For more, call 703-550-9220.

Saturday/Nov. 4

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Sponsored by Friends of Pohick Library. 703-644-7333.

Flu Vaccinations. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B. Must be 18 or older. Call Inova at 877-895-5284 for more.

Yard Sale. The Upper Pohick Community League has a yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m., to raise funds to maintain the historic schoolhouse at 8511 Hooes Road, Springfield. For more information contact judyriekse@hotmail.com or call 703-455-9039.

Nature Night Hike. Meet at the park office and try to encounter some forest "nightlife" on a hike 7:30-9 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Dress for the weather, adults should bring a flashlight. Ages 7 and up. $5/adult, $3/children under 16. 703-569-0285. Refunds only if hike is canceled.

The Art of Foodways. Gunston Hall presents an immersion weekend for hearth cooking 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Work beside Gunston Hall’s historic foodways experts and master the techniques of 18th-century hearth cooking. $275, includes Friday evening and Saturday midday meals, all materials, and a historic foodways resource packet. For more, call 703-550-9220.

Sunday/Nov. 5

Hope Cuts. Springfield salons Jon David Salon and Monique's Boutique and Day Spa will donate proceeds from all haircuts conducted today to City of Hope, a cancer research and rehabilitation organization. Jon David Salon is located at 6730 Commerce St. in Springfield and Monique's Boutique and Day Spa is located at 6216-A Rolling Road in Springfield. Visit www.hopecuts.org for more. Jon David Salon is at 703-924-3835. Monique's Boutique is at 703-569-1477.

Used Book Sale. 12-5 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Sponsored by Friends of Pohick Library. 703-644-7333.

The Art of Foodways. Gunston Hall presents an immersion weekend for hearth cooking 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Work beside Gunston Hall’s historic foodways experts and master the techniques of 18th-century hearth cooking. $275, includes Friday evening and Saturday midday meals, all materials, and a historic foodways resource packet. For more, call 703-550-9220.

Monday/Nov. 6

Vision Lecture Series. June Tangney presents "Shame and Guilt: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, Route 123 and Braddock Road in Fairfax. Tangney addresses the positive aspects of shame and guilt using research conducted with children, families, and incarcerated offenders. Free. To reserve tickets, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision or call 703-993-8888.

Fire Safety. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department presents a puppet show about fire safety 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Starlight Story Time. Share stories, activities and a craft about Thanksgiving 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Age 6-12. 703-339-7385.

Wednesday/Nov. 8

History Lecture. Don Hakenson and Gregg Dudding present "The Exploits of John S. Mosby in Fairfax during the Civil War" 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Book signings available. Free, donations accepted. 703-425-9225.

SAT Strategy. Tips by the Princeton Review for the SAT 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Free. Age 13-18. 703-339-7385.

Thursday/Nov. 9

Tiny Tots. Short stories, fingerplays and activities 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 13-17 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Wonders. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Flu Vaccinations. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B. Must be 18 or older. Call Inova at 877-895-5284 for more.

Symposium. “In Pursuit of Pleasure: Recreational Pastimes, 1607-1850” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Topics may include gaming, outdoor activities, music, and women’s art. $85, $70 for Friends of Gunston Hall. Fee includes lunch and a symposium packet. Advance reservations required. Call 703-550-9220 for a brochure and registration form.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Ponderings. Learn about fern, moss and lichen 4-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Discover their roles in the forest ecosystem and how some serve as environmental indicators. Reservations required. $4. Ages 6-10. 703-451-9588.

Saturday/Nov. 11

Holiday Showcase. Join Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for a day of holiday shopping at the fourth annual Prince of Peace Holiday Showcase. Church is located at 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Features products from nationally known companies such as Silpada Jewelry, Southern Living at Home, Longaberger, and more. Free. Lunch served by the Senior High Youth of Prince of Peace. Portion of the proceeds benefit the youth group to attend the National Lutheran Youth Gathering in Orlando, Fla. Contact Susan Wenger at 703-866-3745.

Flu Vaccinations. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B, must be 18 or older. Call Inova at 877-895-5284 for more.

Morning Movie and More. Short movies and a craft about fall celebrations 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. All ages. 703-451-8055.

Puddle Jumpers. Join naturalist Patricia Wood for an hour of exploring habitats 1-2 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Reservations required. $4. Ages 3-5. 703-451-9588.

Military Reenactment. Gunston Hall presents “Militia Muster: Prelude to Revolution” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Join drill practice and watch a sham battle intended as a recruiting tool. Discover the roles that girls and women played as camp followers. Mansion tours offered throughout the day. Regular admission, free for active military personnel and veterans. For more, call 703-550-9220.

Sunday/Nov. 12

Military Reenactment. Gunston Hall presents “Militia Muster: Prelude to Revolution” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Join drill practice and watch a sham battle intended as a recruiting tool. Discover the roles that girls and women played as camp followers. Mansion tours offered throughout the day. Regular admission. For more, call 703-550-9220.

Monday/Nov. 13

Royal Readers. Stories about princesses, princes and dragons 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Ones at a Time. Stories, songs and activities 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-451-8055.

Book Discussion. "Sister of My Heart" by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Tuesday/Nov. 14

Thanksgiving Treats. Stories, activities and a craft 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Book Discussion. "Fences," a play by August Wilson, 1 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Wednesday/Nov. 15

Experiment. Try science activities 4 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 6-12. 703-339-4610.

Peer Review. For those seriously pursuing the path to publication with short fiction, novels or writing scripts 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. "The Known World" by Edwar P. Jones 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. 703-339-7385.

Time for Twos. Wild, wild west stories and activities 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.